Kenneth Branagh is behind not one but two films feeding our emaciated exhibition sector. Death on the Nile is a shoot-by-numbers marketing exercise pumped out to give the stars a good time as agents grinned and crew revisited old tricks.
After its second weekend Death on the Nile has made $3.6m from 373 screens in Australia. It was dumped from top slot by Uncharted, a simple lost treasure film to bring out the inner child. Launched on 546 screens in 301 cinemas – a sure sign of its multiplex intentions – Uncharted made $5.63m over the weekend. The last time a film did better in its first weekend here was around December 16 2021, when Spider-Man: No Way Home exploded with $26.1m in a single weekend.